re·​mu·​ner·​ate | \ ri-ˈmyü-nə-ˌrāt How to pronounce remunerate (audio) \
remunerated; remunerating

Definition of remunerate

transitive verb

1 : to pay an equivalent for their services were generously remunerated
2 : to pay an equivalent to for a service, loss, or expense : recompense

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Other Words from remunerate

remunerator \ ri-​ˈmyü-​nə-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce remunerator (audio) \ noun
remuneratory \ ri-​ˈmyü-​nə-​rə-​ˌtȯr-​ē How to pronounce remuneratory (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms for remunerate


compensate, pay, recompense

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pay, compensate, remunerate, satisfy, reimburse, indemnify, repay, recompense mean to give money or its equivalent in return for something. pay implies the discharge of an obligation incurred. paid their bills compensate implies a making up for services rendered. an attorney well compensated for her services remunerate clearly suggests paying for services rendered and may extend to payment that is generous or not contracted for. promised to remunerate the searchers handsomely satisfy implies paying a person what is required by law. all creditors will be satisfied in full reimburse implies a return of money that has been spent for another's benefit. reimbursed employees for expenses indemnify implies making good a loss suffered through accident, disaster, warfare. indemnified the families of the dead miners repay stresses paying back an equivalent in kind or amount. repay a favor with a favor recompense suggests due return in amends, friendly repayment, or reward. passengers were recompensed for the delay

Examples of remunerate in a Sentence

promptly remunerated the repair company for fixing the dryer the negligent landlord must remunerate those made homeless by the fire by finding new housing for them at his own expense

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But what worried him most was secretive outside payments for presenting a perspective—such as when a cognitive scientist publishes evidence on the beneficial effects of video gaming while secretly being remunerated by a game company. Tom Chivers, Scientific American, "Does psychology have a conflict-of-interest problem?," 20 July 2019 This fabulously remunerated first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles was, as of this writing, hitting .189. Washington Post, "Why limit preposterous understatements to baseball? Imagine the possibilities.," 7 June 2019 The freedoms and rights enjoyed by internet users today will be enhanced, our creators will be better remunerated for their work, and the internet economy will have clearer rules for operating and thriving. Keach Hagey, WSJ, "European Union Agrees to New Copyright Law," 13 Feb. 2019 Employees both on and off the field were remunerated on Friday as the club fulfilled its immediate financial obligations., "Aston Villa's New Management Structure Set to Be Investigated by Football League," 1 July 2018 Covestro will remain committed to remunerating its shareholders regardless of the U.S. investment, Mr. Toepfer said. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "New U.S. Plant to Help Plastics Maker Covestro Balance Out Production Capacity," 11 Oct. 2018 Each of the 104 artists and collectives is alive (refreshing), and has been remunerated (even more so). Laura Bannister, Vogue, "Where to Go in Riga, Latvia, the New Arts Hub of the Baltic," 17 June 2018 The Daily Mail are reporting that Henry, who currently earns £4m a year at Sky, has failed to impress with his analysis since first appearing on the channel at the start of 2015 and is considered to be 'massively over-remunerated' for his work., "Thierry Henry Left Red-Faced as Employers Seek to Negotiate Pay Cut Following Poor Feedback," 24 May 2018 Rovio, which is structured around mobile-game and brand-licensing units, said the planned listing would enable the company to pursue its growth strategy, including through acquisitions, and gain more flexibility to remunerate its employees. David Gauthier-villars, WSJ, "‘Angry Birds’ Maker Hatches IPO Plan," 5 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of remunerate

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for remunerate

Latin remuneratus, past participle of remunerare to recompense, from re- + munerare to give, from muner-, munus gift — more at mean

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English Language Learners Definition of remunerate

formal : to pay someone for work that has been done

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